Erskine Childers, nationalist gun smugglers and rebel, arrested for illegal gun possession 1922

#OnThisDay 1922 Erskine Childers, the man who used his personal yacht, the Asgard, to smuggle guns into Howth in 1914 was arrested by Free State soldiers for possession of a pistol. The gun was a gift from Michael Collins, the head of the Provisional Government! #Ireland #History

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